Thursday, July 15, 2021

so nice to sew with friends!

 Anyone else tired of the whole "shelter at home" business? Me too. While I am thankful for the safety of my family and friends, and incredibly aware of the privilege to be able to stay at home, I am also so thankful for vaccines and dropping Covid numbers that allows us to cautiously be with other humans again. While zoom is a wonderful tool, nothing quite matches being with others in person. 

This past weekend I was invited to retreat with 10 others who are all fully vaccinated for four days. What a treat!

Along with the whir of sewing machines, there was so much laughter and joy! Old friends were hugged, new friends were made and bonds were strengthened. In preparation for the retreat, I made some pin cushions for all of the attendees, using some of my woven scraps.

I finished up several projects (and admittedly started several more. oops). I've been working on my second Plaidish 2 quilt for a while now, and was able to put the final hand stitches into the binding.

One project begun and finished last weekend is this double gauze tunic (Simplicity 9113) which I love! I will say, the fabric was a bear to sew on. I did use a solid cotton for the facings which helped some. 

I feel so refreshed and ready to return to my "normal" life now.


Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

I agree 100% that it's great to be able to gather safely with friends and family. There is nothing like sewing, chatting, and enjoying food together. Your plaid quilt has such a "happy" vibe to it. Love the bright colors. Happy quilting! -Andrea

Maria said...

It’s wonderful to be able to spend a happy, chatty sewing four days with your friends…
Cute woven pincushions for gifts and love your bright plaid quilt….
Your new top looks great even it was fiddly to make…..

Debbie said...

So glad you had a great time! And yay for a quilt finish.